10 p.m. tonight at Siberia: New Orleans' psych-pop garage harmonizers King Rey. Stream or download last year's Street Friends here.
6 p.m. Saturday at Good Children Gallery: Check out Hard Art DC 1979, Lucian Perkins' photography chronicling the early Washington, D.C. punk rock scene. (more here in Gambit).
There's an after-party at Siberia with Classhole, Gasmiasma, Die Rotzz and Vapo-Rats — download the New Orleans hardcore punk band's 2011 album Mischief, released in December, for free, here.
Cedric Burnside, grandson of legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside, is at Blue Nile, 10 p.m. Saturday. Stream his tracks on his website.
More after the jump.
Baby Bee performs with Marc Broussard, 8 p.m. tonight at House of Blues. Stream Baby Bee, the earworming New Orleans fuzzy blues-pop duo, here.
New Orleans-Houston duo Caddywhompus performs with B L A C K I E at St. Claude Avenue and Press Streets, 6 p.m. Saturday. Download Caddywhompus' guitar-bending, power-pop output for free, here. Texas' B L A C K I E spits grimey, noise-blasting hip-hop — download it all for free here.
Reclusive minimal songwriter Cass McCombs performs with Frank Fairfield at One Eyed Jacks, 10 p.m. Monday. (Read the full preview in Gambit.) The first of McCombs' two 2011 albums, his fifth full-length Wit's End, found its way on most "best of" year-end lists. Download his latest, "Bradley Manning," a story-song about the Wikileaking U.S. solider.
And he won't be in New Orleans (tickets are five billion dollars) until Friday, Feb. 10, but here's Rick Ross' latest mixtape Rich Forever, another typically over-the-top addition in his catalog. Download it free here.